A couple weeks ago, my favorite Chicago restaurant opened a Macanese-style bakery–called The Bakery–so a couple friends and I (with my little ones in tow) planned to drive across the city to be there on opening day. But the bakery goods went so fast that the owners informed me well ahead of time that they had all but sold out.
So we put our field trip on hold until today. When we arrived at The Bakery this afternoon, we were not disappointed! The interior is so warm and inviting and so Macau (which I only know via two quick day trips 20+ years ago).
The baked goods were so innovative and there were plenty to choose from for a non-pork eater like me.
This is what we chose: a Chicago-style hot dog bun for the kids, mochi, coconut tarts, a cocktail bun, curry chicken bun (my favorite!), and a corned beef bun.
Needless to say, none of these made it home. They were delicious and brought me back to my twenties, when I often bought the same style pastries from one of hundreds of Hong Kong bakeries. But these at The Bakery are in a league of their own. I’m super excited to hang out there when the kids go back to school.
The Bakery at Fat Rice is located at 2951 W. Diversey Avenue in Chicago, (773) 661-9544. It’s open 7 am to 2 pm Tuesday through Friday and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.